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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1961_04

Publication Date

7-21-1961

Description

An recording of a lecture given by Thornton Walton Wells, former school superintendent of Russell County Schools, to Sameul Sackett's folklore class at Fort Hays Kansas State College on July 21 and 24, 1961.
00:00:00 - Poor quality recording.
00:00:32 - Background and introduction
00:02:14 - Pilot Rock and wagon trains
00:04:18 - Folklore and swearing
00:07:30 - How he quit swearing
00:08:37 - Monosyllabic language as folklore
00:10:56 - Chinch bugs in 1893
00:14:21 - Prairie fires and their victims
00:18:36 - "Old" in language
00:19:51 - More on chintz bugs
00:21:04 - Witching for water
00:28:20 - The library nobody could use
00:34:08 - Bedbugs
00:36:40 - Communal aid in times of distress
00:39:50 - Mad dog threat
00:44:05 - Mad hog
00:46:30 - Head lice
00:50:45 - Indigenous American graves near Pilot Rock
00:53:04 - Rattlesnakes
00:56:46 - How a slave won his freedom
00:59:24 - July 24, 1961 lecture. This part of the recording is of a lower quality
01:00:00 - Blizzard of 1886
01:02:38 - Language of folklore
01:06:37 - Thrashing machine and wheat cutting
01:14:12 - Chintch bugs, bedbugs, flies, lice, and other pests
01:20:08 - How a slave won his freedom with an ear of corn
01:25:53 - Chintch bugs of 1893
01:29:53 - Introduction of Russian Thistles to the area
Audio cuts off. The remainder of the tape is missing.

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Goose Creek, Russell County (Kan.), Bunker Hill (Kan.), Frontier and pioneer life, Homesteading, Covered Wagons, Indigenous Americans, Dorrance (Kan.)

Rights

© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

Comments

For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng

T.W. Wells Lecture - July 21 and 24, 1961

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